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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by depressed mood or anhedonia (significant loss of interest or pleasure). The condition affects more than 15.7 million adults and approximately 3 million adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) in the USA each year.
Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Study highlights the need for new strategies to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study highlights the need for new strategies to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression

Scientists investigate how psychedelic drugs interact with brain cells at the molecular level

Scientists investigate how psychedelic drugs interact with brain cells at the molecular level

First clinical trial launched to test psilocybin therapy for depression in cancer patients

First clinical trial launched to test psilocybin therapy for depression in cancer patients

Non-invasive test of brain function could predict treatment response in depressed teen girls

Non-invasive test of brain function could predict treatment response in depressed teen girls

Measuring heart rate changes to detect depression risk

Measuring heart rate changes to detect depression risk

Feeling anxious and depressed? You’re right at home in California.

Feeling anxious and depressed? You’re right at home in California.

Older adults with pre-existing depression exhibit resilience to stress during COVID-19

Older adults with pre-existing depression exhibit resilience to stress during COVID-19

Older adults with pre-existing depressive disorder exhibited resilience during COVID-19 pandemic

Older adults with pre-existing depressive disorder exhibited resilience during COVID-19 pandemic

Genetic variation influencing chromatin states associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

Genetic variation influencing chromatin states associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

Anti-inflammatory Tetracycline activity may modulate COVID-19 severity

Anti-inflammatory Tetracycline activity may modulate COVID-19 severity

Individuals exposed to early life stress more likely to develop youth-onset depression

Individuals exposed to early life stress more likely to develop youth-onset depression

McLean Hospital study compares the costs and benefits of esketamine

McLean Hospital study compares the costs and benefits of esketamine

Magstim acquires Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI) product portfolio

Magstim acquires Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI) product portfolio

Study shows changes in brain dynamics at rest following a relationship breakup

Study shows changes in brain dynamics at rest following a relationship breakup

Researchers examine parental history of suicidal behavior in young children

Researchers examine parental history of suicidal behavior in young children

Fish oil may be an effective treatment for depression, study shows

Fish oil may be an effective treatment for depression, study shows

Effects of chronic stress associated with increased inflammatory signaling within brain circuits

Effects of chronic stress associated with increased inflammatory signaling within brain circuits

COVID-19 pandemic has worsened pre-existing mental health conditions

COVID-19 pandemic has worsened pre-existing mental health conditions

Schizophrenia related to abnormal fatty metabolism in the brain

Schizophrenia related to abnormal fatty metabolism in the brain